How to Determine Your Blood Type: 6 Steps (with Pictures)

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** How to Determine Your Blood Type **

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There are multiple ways for a curious person to discover his or her blood
type. If you need to know your blood type for medical reasons, get a visa
to a foreign country or just learn what your blood type says about you,
then try one of the following methods.

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*Ask your primary healthcare physician*. If your physician already has your
blood type on file, then you just need to ask. However, they will only have
your record on file if you've already had your blood drawn and/or tested.

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*Donate blood*. When you go in, ask the staff if they can tell you your
blood type when you're done. However, they typically won't be able to tell
you right away, because of the processing of the unit of blood (or the
specific component -- red blood cells, plasma, platelets or something

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*Purchase a blood type testing kit*. If you or someone you know happens to
work in a medical setting, see if you can get your hands on one of these
tests for free.

· Dispense one drop of your blood to each field on the test card. Use a
sterilized needle. The fields contain antibodies, which will provoke


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